Caribou, ME
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Caribou is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 7,816 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Caribou is the 32nd largest community in Maine.

Unlike some cities, Caribou isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Caribou are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Caribou is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Caribou who work in office and administrative support (16.08%), sales jobs (10.04%), and healthcare (7.44%).

Also of interest is that Caribou has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Caribou is worth considering.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Caribou spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.83 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Caribou doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Caribou who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.21% of the adults in Caribou have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Caribou in 2010 was $24,901, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,604 for a family of four. However, Caribou contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Caribou home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Caribou residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Caribou include Irish, English, Swedish, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Caribou is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.